Small Kitchen Tools & Gadgets To Simplify Cooking

Most people who enjoy cooking love kitchen gadgets. Kitchen gadgets make cooking and baking easier and more enjoyable. If you want some unique kitchen tools and gadgets that will simplify your time in the kitchen, here are some that you may have never heard of.

Cutting board with drawers

It's frustrating when you're cutting up vegetables for dinner and you have to dirty several plates just so you have a place to put your finished products. A cutting board with drawers will save you extra dirty dishes and hassle in the kitchen. After you finish chopping a vegetable, pull out one of the plastic drawers below the cutting board, and just push it all into the drawer. Your vegetable will be out of the way so you can move on to the next one.

Once you are ready to cook the vegetables, you can pull the drawers completely out and dump your veggies in the pan and then toss them into the sink.

Nessie soup ladle

A Nessie soup ladle is simultaneously fun and practical. If you leave your soup ladle in the pot it gets hot, falls in the soup, and makes a mess. When you pull it out and set it on the counter, it just makes a mess. The Nessie soup ladle stands upright on four legs. You can leave it in the soup without it falling over, Nessie the Loch Ness monster's eyes will peer out at you while it waits to be used.

Oil mister

When you add oil to salads and pasta, you drizzle it on the best you can without dumping too much. With the oil mister, you don't have to worry about pouring on too much oil. The spritzer bottle allows you to spray your food so you have more control over how much oil you actually use. If you want to add some extra flavor to your oil, you can put some herbs and spices into the bottle to soak in the oil.

Tea swizzle

If you like to buy specialty loose-leaf teas, you have to own a tea swizzle. The bottom is a metal cylinder with tiny holes that you put your tea in. It has a long metal pole with a handle on the other end. You stir it in the water and make a delicious cup of tea quickly.

Salad spinner

When you make a salad, you often wash all your vegetables during prep and your end-result is a big soggy bowl of vegetables. A salad spinner makes the process much easier, without the soggy mess at the end. Salad spinners have a removable strainer inside. Pull it out and make your salad inside of the strainer. Put it in the sink and rinse your salad after you finish putting it together.

Put the strainer back into the spinner and crank it up. Your salad will fly around the appliance and dry out in about 30 seconds. Even if your vegetables are pre-washed, your spinner will come in handy. Instead of your salad vegetables being in layers, your spinner will properly mix it up so you can enjoy all of your veggies in every bite.

Herb scissors

If you grow fresh herbs, you probably use kitchen scissors to snip off the pieces you want for your meal. You also know how frustrating it is to have large pieces of herbs in your food after scraping them off of your scissors. You can buy herb scissors that are made up of several blades. With just one snip, dozens of tiny pieces of herbs come off of your plant.

Cooking doesn't have to be difficult and messy. With these unique tools and gadgets cooking will be easier and more enjoyable.